On This Day

What Happened on March 29, 1799

Historical Events

  • New York passes a law aimed at gradually abolishing slavery in the state

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestEdward Smith-Stanley

Edward Smith-Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1852, 1858-59, 1866-68), born in Knowsley, England (d. 1869)

British Prime Minister Edward Smith-Stanley
British Prime Minister
Edward Smith-Stanley

1799 Highlights

About March 29, 1799

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 221 years, 4 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aries